Kate Cohen

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Coded: new documentary series on hackers

Seth Godin sends us this trailer for Coded, a new documentary series on hackers: "There’s an invisible war being waged. And we’re all part of it. …

Documentaries

Symbols for toilet functions to be unified in Japan

An association of Japanese toilet makers will unify pictograms on their toilets with warm-water shower units to help foreign visitors better …

Finnish Artist Uses Long Exposure Photography to Paint Gorgeously Ethereal Illustrations With Light

Hannu Huhtamo is a Finnish artist who uses long-exposure photography to paint with light, resulting in gorgeously ethereal illustrations that seem to …

Photography

Do not disturb: Mind your 'jamas' and 'shitsureis' as you come and go in Japan

<b>O-jama shimasu. (Sorry to disturb you.)</b><p><b>Situation 1:</b> Mrs. Okubo’s niece Erika from Fukuoka visits the family in Tokyo. They are happy to see …

Shiritori: a simple game that's great for practicing your Japanese vocab

It’s a game everyone in Japan knows. It requires no equipment and can be played anytime, anywhere. All you need is a minimum of two players (at least …

Three California Natives that Double as Culinary Herbs

In my perfect world we Southern Californians would cast off our topiaried Home Depot shrubbery in favor of California natives and a few carefully …

Gardening

James Baldwin

This is a print of painting by Molly of the author James Baldwin.<p>$10 of each sale will go to Black and Pink, an organization that supports the rights …

Enjoy Matcha Art In Wazuka, The Town Of Tea | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

When someone mentions <b>Kyōto</b>, the majority of people imagine things like shrines, temples, Kyōto cuisine and, of course, <b>Japanese culture</b>.<p>Let's gain a …

Matcha

Slow TV: Netflix’s Chill, Mesmerizing Antidote to the Madness of 2016

Stressed out by the ongoing political nightmare that is 2016? Check out Slow TV, the transfixing Scandinavian TV phenomenon in which absolutely nothing happens. Trust us.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see seven hours of unedited footage from a camera mounted to the front of a train—and who hasn’t?—your …

How to Bullet Journal

PitchBlak Brass Band - Doppelgänger

Mishima and the maze of sexuality in modern Japan

In June 1948, novelist Osamu Dazai committed suicide. The 38-year-old, who had just completed his masterpiece, “No Longer Human,” and whose fame was …

Curtain call: examining the evolution of Japan's humble 'noren'

The <i>shōtengai</i> (shopping street) in Katsuyama, a rural hamlet located on the banks of the Asahi River in Okayama Prefecture, wouldn’t look completely …

Picture Books

This anti-inflammatory turmeric fried rice is a major upgrade from takeout

<i>Welcome to Well+Good’s (Re)New Year—a five week expert-led program that’s all about helping you have your best year yet. For Week Two we’ve brought</i> …

Inflammation

The Checking Accounts That Let You Avoid Foreign ATM Fees

If you’ve traveled to other countries, you understand the pain of getting dinged by foreign ATMs when you withdraw cash. It doesn’t seem like a big …

How to Safely Use Any Bag as a Camera Bag

Camera bags are great for protecting your gear, but if you aren’t a professional photographer spending cash on a dedicated bag can be excessive. …

If this ad doesn’t make you want to visit Hikone, we don’t know what will 【Video】

Hikone Castle is celebrating its 410th anniversary in style.Hikone Castle, located in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture, is considered by many as the most …

Japan

10 Investigative Reporting Outlets to Follow

We’ve just started a new series highlighting some of the best, in-depth investigative journalism that is uncovering real news, revealing wrongdoing …

Media Industry

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The Privacy Threat From Always-On Microphones Like the Amazon Echo

A warrant from police in Arkansas seeking audio records of a man’s Amazon Echo has sparked an overdue conversation about the privacy implications of …

Amazon Echo

Exploring Omusubi and Onigiri in a Japanese Tea House with Elizabeth Andoh

Something 'fishy' is going on at LA's sushi restaurants

Next time you order halibut, red snapper or yellowfin tuna at a sushi restaurant in the Los Angeles area, you may want to ask for proof that you’re …

Privacy Tools: Opting Out from Data Brokers

<i>In the course of writing my book,</i> <i></i><i>Dragnet Nation</i><i>, I tried various strategies to protect my privacy. In this</i> <i></i><i>series</i> <i></i><i>of blog posts, I try to distill the</i> …

Driver's Licenses

Ikea’s sleek new bike is now available for $500

Perfectly low-key<p>Are bikes made by furniture companies the next big thing? Seeing how there’s a turning tide toward more and safer biking in cities around the world, it certainly would make sense.<p>Yesterday, we learned that minimalist furniture brand Blu Dot has started selling an equally …

Interior Design

An Ideal Kitchen

<i>It’s late, and you’re still awake. Allow us to help with Sleep Aid, a series devoted to curing insomnia with the dullest, most soporific texts available in the public domain. Tonight’s prescription: a chapter from</i> An Ideal Kitchen, <i>an 1887 book by Maria Parloa.</i><p><b>THE STOREROOM.</b><p>A storeroom well arranged …

Vegetables

Tape recording found of unreleased conversation with Yukio Mishima

A tape recording of a conversation with novelist Yukio Mishima (1925-70) has been found in which he talked about his view of literature and life and …

Art History 101: John Singer Sargent’s New Portraits

Bridging the transition between post-Renaissance movements and early Modernism, John Singer Sargent is renown for his fresh take on portraiture. Born …

Art